My dad is 89 years old. He served in the Army during the Korean War (1952-1955). There's a nice group of volunteers who hand-make "quilts of valor" which they give to veterans in appreciation for their military service. The quilts are presented in a ceremony explaining their significance.
I arranged for my father to receive one of these quilts. It was presented yesterday during my visit in Florida. My dad was deeply honored by the gesture and he gave an impromptu speech thanking everyone. It was nice to see him be so happy at such advanced age. At his stage of life, every experience is momentous.